preparing for bloom

Things are really busy over here. I am getting ready for an upcoming show at The Barn Swallow called bloom. It is a collaborative event where several artists create objects inspired by the arrival of spring, blossoms, and sprouting growth. I am honored to be part of this endeavor, along with talented artists such as potter Janice Arone, jewelry designer Leslie Chisholm, photographer John Grant, and painter Leslie Banta. Now, as always when preparing for an event, I get wrapped up in an abundance of ideas and never quite know what the end result will be. This time I am trying some new things such as the linen roses above (inspired by a project on the wonderful Japanese fabric store Linnet's website) and another version of a fabric flower at the bottom of the post.
There will be several printed pieces represented as well, such as the nandina leaflet star flower created above, and a fun screen printed fiddlehead pattern shown below. Friday is my deadline, and I promise to show you the final objects as they take shape. In the meantime mark your calendars for the opening reception on April 5, from 1 - 3 pm. The show will run until the end of May, and I hope you'll have a chance to see it if you are in the Charlottesville, Virginia, area.